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Parador Wins 5-Star Hospitality Excellence Award

June 16, 2015 - 1:28 pm in Awards & Certifications

We proudly announce that Parador was honored to receive the award of the prestigious 5-Star ranking by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT). Today, Parador is among the top 10 hotels in Costa Rica distinguished for its 5-Star ranking in Hospitality Excellence…

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Parador Receives Ecological Blue Flag for the 8th Consecutive Year

May 28, 2015 - 9:51 pm in Awards & Certifications

Parador Resort & Spa has received the prestigious ECOLOGICAL BLUE FLAG for the 8th consecutive year for “Actions Against Climate Change," achieving…

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Meet Parador’s Famous Maître d’ Caracara

October 28, 2014 - 1:56 pm in Nature & Adventure Tours

We secretly followed Parador’s famous maître d', the Yellow-headed Caracara. His morning duties start at La Galeria's  breakfast buffet. While his…

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Hop on a Bike: Parador’s Tico Village and Waterfall Bicycle Tour

September 17, 2014 - 2:24 pm in Nature & Adventure Tours

And away we go on Parador's bicycle tour... This is a complete edutainment experience, where you'll learn about the region's flora, fauna and other fun activities.   Hop aboard for a guided bicycle tour of the rural town of Portalon, just 30 minutes from…

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Happy Independence Day, Costa Rica!

September 15, 2014 - 1:17 pm in Hotel Happenings

Parador Resort & Spa celebrated Costa Rica’s Independence Day this weekend with a parade of handmade faroles, or lanterns, to evoke that fateful night of September 14, 1821, when a Guatemalan woman—María Dolores Bedoya—ventured out with lantern…

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Experience Humpback Whales Up Close and Personal

September 2, 2014 - 6:00 am in Nature & Adventure Tours

Did you know that Costa Rica has the longest Humpback Whale Watching season in the world? And there’s a reason why. Twice a year, the warm protected waters of Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline welcome humpback whales who travel between 3,000 and 5,000 miles…

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Education First!

August 29, 2014 - 10:45 am in Sustainability

This month we had the honor of hosting Alina Vinueza, an Ecuadorian student at the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) during an internship she undertook to study best practices…

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“Clean-up Our Community” Campaign

August 27, 2014 - 10:53 am in Community

Today, Parador staff joined the resort’s Volunteer Program in the fifth “Clean-up Our Community” campaign of this year. As part of the resort’s corporate social responsibility plan, the “Clean-up our Community” campaign ensures a healthy environment…

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Reforestation Project

August 20, 2014 - 10:56 am in Community

Teams from Parador Hotel and the Parador Volunteer Program joined forces today with the Titi Conservation Alliance during a Reforestation Project that took place in the community of Sábalo. The purpose was to repopulate the site with enough biodiversity so…

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Presidential Suite Voted “Costa Rica’s Leading Hotel Suite 2014” by World Travel Awards

August 11, 2014 - 5:27 pm in Awards & Certifications

The prestigious World Travel Awards 2014 have voted Parador Resort & Spa's Presidential Suite as "Costa Rica's Leading Hotel Suite 2014". Sprawling and luxurious, the Cristóbal Colón Presidential Suite spreads over 172 square meters (1,851 square feet)…